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4 Buiten Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 423 4712
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“sushi” (36 reviews)
“miso soup” (3 reviews)
“freshest tuna” (2 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
4 Buiten Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

I ordered a salmon hand roll and a spicy tuna maki. Delivery presentation - very basic and no extra serviettes. The handroll was disappointing. This is not a “normal” hand roll like every other sushi restaurant. It is over priced for the size of the...More

Thank maylenekimm
Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

Extraordinary specials, dishes I have never seen before anywhere else! A must go to for every sushi lover! Cosy atmosphere, friendly and authentic!

Thank liambartell
Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

Minato served up a good selection of sushi and roll dishes with a menu similar to a typical American mid-range Japanese restaurant with items like the rainbow roll and California roll. Miso had to be ordered separately but understandable being on the opposite side of...More

Thank thelonious22
Reviewed June 6, 2018 via mobile

They helped us with vegan options, great sushi in a familial place, suitable for a relaxed evening, made us feel like home

Thank Tal I
Reviewed April 12, 2018

An absolute must for miso soup lovers, the best I have had in town thus far. The tuna sashimi is pretty much melt in your mouth. The owner of Minato's mentioned to me once that they have the freshest tuna in town. I tried some...More

Thank Carmin v
Reviewed November 27, 2017

I've been to Minato several times. The sushi is always excellent and the prices very good. The places is very small and simple - don't expect anything fancy. Sushi sometimes takes a while to get to the table as the chef works alone. The owners...More

Thank Fareeaa
Reviewed November 13, 2017 via mobile

Authentic food, with a lot of choices for vegetarians. A hidden gem indeed with kind staff, highly recommended

Thank Vanessa S
Reviewed October 30, 2017 via mobile

After an 18 month absence to the Mother City I am happy to confirm Minato still serves the best sushi in CPT

Thank Petrus H
Reviewed October 27, 2017

It is a hidden japanese restaurant in Long street. Located in a comercial lane. It serves quite good sushi, specially maki sushi because the selection of nigiri sushi is not wide. Other japanese food is also available. We had a miso soup, two 8 pieces...More

Thank Geena C
Reviewed September 11, 2017

On my alone adventure in Cape Town I visited a small gallery of shops. When I saw the Minato Sushi I entered. My curiosity made me more fortunate to know this restaurant. Traditional and delicately sushi, elaborated with great care, dedication and especially taste! Excellent...More

Thank carlosjpprado
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Restaurant Details

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Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Buiten Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 423 4712
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